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High School playoff football kicked off Friday and Saturday...

For the third straight year the Monticello Sages entered the Class 3A High School football playoffs under Coach Cullen Welter. The Sages travelled to St. Joseph-Ogden to take on the Spartans and won the game with a final score of 42-14. A well-played game all around for the Sages led to their victory. Ryan Donohue led the way for the Sages as he picked up 235 yards on 22 carries for 3 touchdowns and Jacob Williams had 10 carries for 173 yards. The Sages will head back home next week to take on the Tolono-Unity Rockets in round two of the 2011 Class 3A playoffs. That game can be heard live from Monticello High School on 95.9FM WEZC. (Time and day, to be determined)

Other area games

In class 1A...
#16 Central A & M 14 at #1 Salt Fork 13
#9 Cerro Gordo 0 at #8 Tuscola 42
Arcola 15, Oakland [Tri-County Coop] 13
Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) 31, Abingdon 8

In class 2A...
#15 Carlinville 0 at #2 Maroa-Forsyth 41
#14 Tri-Valley 28 at #3 Marshall 34

In Class 3A...
#8 Champaign St. Thomas More 6 at #1 Tolono Unity 41
#6 Macomb 40 at #3 Decatur St. Teresa 13

In Class 4A...
#7 Prairie Central 46 at #2 Mahomet-Seymour 25
#6 Kankakee McNamara 42 at #3 Bloomington Central Catholic 14
#5 Effingham 0 at #4 Mt. Zion 28

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